Type: Public event

Lech Wałęsa: Russia's war on Ukraine and its global impact

Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia Distinguished Lecture


Lech Wałęsa

Date & time

Sep 13, 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Rackham Building, 4th Floor Ampitheatre
915 E Washington St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Lech Wałęsa is a Nobel Peace Prize winner (1983) and the first president of Poland, serving from 1990-1995. Wałęsa was the co-founder and leader of the Solidarity movement that led to the first democratic elections in Poland in 1989, the fall of communism in Poland, and helped lead to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. At its height, Solidarity had over 10 million members. Wałęsa was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 1981 and was included in Time Magazine’s 100 most important people of the 20th century.

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